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Prolonging a sunset industry

2nd April 2021 Mining is a sunset industry and no matter how deep we dig or far we go, minerals are finite, and their extraction becomes more challenging every year, says international law firm Hogan Lovells partner Wessel Badenhorst. “The Minerals Council South Africa has stated that, over the last decade,... 

South Africa urged to play to strengths as its plots role in lithium-ion battery value chain 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd March 2021 A newly released study of the potential for developing a lithium-ion battery value chain in South Africa concludes that the country should prioritise minerals beneficiation and mining, as well as battery manufacturing as it seeks to carve out a niche for itself in what is a fast-growing, highly... 

Minigrids hold promise for Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd March 2021 Minigrids have the potential to accelerate energy access in Africa and costs are starting to come down, while reliability and financing are improving; however, further improvements are needed in terms of regulatory frameworks to engender a level playing field and transparency and certainty around... 

Africa urged to unlock private finance to raise yearly renewables investment to $105bn  

By: Terence Creamer     1st March 2021 The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) is urging African policymakers to use their limited public resources strategically, and alongside policy and regulatory instruments, to unlock the $105-billion required yearly to install the 1 026 GW of renewable energy needed by 2050 to meet the... 

Test mine study under way for Fourth Industrial Revolution try-outs  

By: Martin Creamer     24th February 2021 A feasibility study is under way on a mine selected for the testing of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies ahead of their implementation, Minerals Council South Africa senior executive modernisation and safety Sietse van der Woude said on Wednesday. Van der Woude was answering... 

On-The-Air (05/02/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th February 2021 South Africa’s mining industry is at the ready to make big investments into electricity generation. The Northern Cape this week received another boost with the announcement of a new mining development. This week’s Mining Indaba saw Botswana going all out to attract new investment in exploration. 

Ramaphosa’s attendance confirmed for virtual Mining Indaba

By: Simone Liedtke     5th January 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has been confirmed as the third President who will attend this year's virtual Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will be held on February 2 and 3. The President will be discussing South Africa, the mining economy and the way forward for the country, which includes... 

Eco-industrial parks among the gateways for picking up industrial activity

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th December 2020 To help alleviate the economic hardship being experienced in South Africa, one initiative government has started driving is transitioning industrial parks into eco-industrial parks, National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa project manager Henry Nuwarinda has said. Eco-industrial parks... 

Smart Procurement World is the game changer at South Africa’s biggest virtual indaba

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2020 Over 600 procurement and supply chain professionals gathered together online for the first-ever virtual indaba from 24-25 November 2020, to make ‘Sense out of Rands, and to reaffirm the vital role procurement plays in the post-COVID economy in South Africa and the broader continent. High on the... 

Manufacturing Indaba Partnering with ECIC

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2020 The upcoming Manufacturing Indaba is proud to announce its close partnership with the Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC). This year, Sindiso Ndlovu from ECIC, will be participating at this premium sectoral event in Johannesburg, to impart her extensive experience within the economic... 

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